May 11

Franz Joseph Haydn – Cello Concertos And Kindersinfonie – Enrico Dindo, I Solisti di Pavia (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:19 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: prestoclassical.co.uk | Digital Booklet | © Decca/Universal Music Italia srl
Recorded: 12, 13, 14 october 2015, Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari Cremona, Auditorium Arvedi

Born into a musical family, he began to study the cello at the age of six. He refined his skills with Antonio Janigro, and in 1997 he won the First Prize at the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris.
From then on, he pursued a solo career which led him to perform with prestigious orchestras, such as the BBC Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the French National Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, the Tokyo Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Gewandhausorchester, and the Chicago Symphony, alongside important conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Aldo Ceccato, Gianandrea Noseda, Myung-Whun Chung, Daniele Gatti, Yutaka Sado, Paavo Jarvj, Valery Gergev, Yuri Temirkanov, Riccardo Muti, and Mstislav Rostropovich himself, who wrote about him: “…he is an extraordinarily gifted cellist, an all-round artist and a fully-fledged musician, his excellent sound flows like a tuneful Italian voice”.

Tracklist:

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

Cello Concerto In C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
1. 1. Moderato 08:50
2. 2. Adagio 08:05
3. 3. Finale (Allegro molto) 05:55

Cello Concerto in D Major, Hob.VIIb:2
4. 1. Allegro moderato 14:24
5. 2. Adagio 04:49
6. 3. Rondo (Allegro) 04:34

Divertimento in C, H.II, No.47 ‘Kindersymphonie’
7. 1. Allegro 04:14
8. 2. Menuett – Trio 04:11
9. 3. Finale: Allegro 01:20

I Solisti di Pavia:
Violins: Sergio Lamberto, Mirei Yamada, Luca Braga, Na Li, Donatella Colombo, Jacopo Bigi, Enrico Filippo Maligno, Lucia Ronchini, Vladimir Mari, Deolinda Giovanettina, Cristina Ardizzone
Violas: Clara Barrientos, Marcello Schiavi, Claudia Brancaccio, Margherita Sarchini
Cellos: Jacopo Di Tonno, Andrea Agostinelli, Giacomo Cardelli
Double-bass: Daniele Rosi
Oboes: Paolo Grazia, Alessio Gentilini
Horns: Ugo Favaro, Vincenzo Bannera
Trumpet: Enrico De Milito
Conductor and cello solo: Enrico Dindo

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May 11

Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic – Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (1972/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 2:17:56 minutes | 2,61 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © EMI Classics

Herbert von Karajan was unquestionably one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest interpreters. Under his baton, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performs a batch of Tchaikovsky’s final symphonies with unparalleled virtuosity and renowned precision. With its rich sonics and colorful dynamics, this is a hair-raising performance that will leave listeners speechless. Karajan’s commitment and passion are simply unmatched, capturing every intense and emotional moment.

Back in the 1960s, a complete cycle of the symphonies of Tchaikovsky meant the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth symphonies. So when Herbert von Karajan recorded the Fourth and Fifth in 1965 to go along with his Sixth from 1964, everybody figured he’d said all that he had to say on the subject of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies and said it as well as he could ever hope to say it. And despite going on to record all six of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies in the 1970s, Karajan had actually said all he had to say and said it as well as he could ever hope to say because his 1960s performances still retain the authority of unyielding law. The firmness of Karajan’s 1965 Fourth and the spectacular virtuosity of the Berlin Philharmonic, the epic reiterations of his 1965 Fifth and his unswerving momentum to the last note of the last movement, the trajectory of his 1964 Sixth from the despair of the opening to the suicide of its close: in all of these things, the Berlin Philharmonic less performs the music than embodies Karajan’s inflexible will. The original stereo sound of these performances was amazing in its day and the label has magnificently re-mastered it.

Tracklist:
01 – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op.36: I. Andante sostenuto-Moderato con anima
02 – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op.36: II. Andantino in modo di canzone
03 – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op.36: III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato, allegro
04 – Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op.36: IV. Allegro con fuoco
05 – Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op.64: I. Andante – Allegro con anima
06 – Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
07 – Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op.64: III. Valse: Allegro moderato
08 – Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op.64: IV. Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace
09 – Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74 ‘Pathetique’: Adagio – Allegro con troppo
10 – Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74 ‘Pathetique’: Allegro con grazia
11 – Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74 ‘Pathetique’: Allegro molto vivace
12 – Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op.74 ‘Pathetique’: Finale – Adagio lamentoso

About the Mastering:
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI’s archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording’s job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.

In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.

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May 11

Gwyneth Herbert – Ten Lives (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 39:32 minutes | 434 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Bowers-wilkins.co.uk | © Real World Records

…In early 2008, Herbert was commissioned by a collaborative project between Peter Gabriel and Bowers & Wilkins to record an acoustic album at Gabriel’s Real World Studios. The result of these sessions – Ten Lives – was released as a digital download in July 2008, available only from the Bowers & Wilkins website as part of their Music Club…

Tracklist:
01 – So Worn Out
02 – My Narrow Man
03 – Lorelie
04 – Nataliya
05 – Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is
06 – Petite Cacahuète
07 – Jane Into A Beauty Queen
08 – My Mini and Me
09 – Si C’est Ça
10 – Some Days I Forget
11 – Midnight Oil

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May 11

Giacomo Gates – Everything is Cool (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:23 minutes | 510 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover | Label: Savant Recordse

Giacomo Gates approaches jazz singing with a showman’s poise and an aficionado’s zeal. With his deep, cognac baritone and his vintage-hipster lexicon, his phrasing and his bearing, he upholds a distinctly masculine ideal of deceptively easy nonchalance. Gates is known as the modern day heir to Eddie Jefferson, the godfather of vocalese. Here he uses the style sparingly, but to great advantage, never showboating by using the challenging technique. Gates’ considerable chops are always at the service of the song. Backed by his go-to pianist, John di Martino and guitarist Tony Lombardozzi leading the rhythm section and Grant Stewart out in front on saxophone, Giacomo sings and swings his way through a dozen tunes – some familiar favorites, some rarely heard gems. He may be soft and subtle or he may be hip and humorous but one thing Giacomo Gates is not, is predictable.

Tracklist:
1 Everything Is Cool 03:15
2 If I Were You, Baby, I’d Love Me 05:40
3 When Lovers They Lose 05:18
4 Social Call 04:16
5 Hazel’s Hips 03:16
6 Almost Blue 02:54
7 Take Five 04:33
8 Who Threw The Glue 03:40
9 Here Today Gone Tomorrow 05:11
10 Please Don’t Bug Me 03:25
11 All Alone 03:00
12 Well You Needn’t (It’s Over Now) 03:55

Personnel:
Giacomo Gates – vocals
Grant Stewart – saxophone
John di Martino – piano
Tony Lombardozzi – guitar
Ed Howard – bass
Willard Dyson – drums

Production:
Producers: Mark Ruffin and Giacomo Gates
Recording, mixing and editing engineer: Chris Sulit
Mastered by Kevin Blackler

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May 11

Original Name チェコ・フィル プレイズ スタジオジブリ交響曲集 [SACD Hybrid] Genre Video Game Soundtrack

Track Listing
1 第一章 アシタカせっ記
2 第四章 もののけ姫
3 第八章 アシタカとサン
4 となりの山田くんのテーマ~オーケストラバージョン~
5 たかしとまつ子のタンゴ・シンフォニコ
6 バロン
7 パストラーレ(牧歌)
8 ハルのおもいで
9 ミステリアス・ワールド
10 動く城
11 ウォー・ウォー・ウォー(War War War)
12 ケイヴ・オブ・マインド
13 いつも何度でも~オーケストラバージョン~

Tracklist
1 1st Movement: The Legend Of Ashitaka 5:50
2 4th Movement: Mononoke Hime 4:44
3 8th Movement: Ashitaka And San 4:33
4 My Neighbor Yamada’s Theme ~Orchestra Version~ 3:37
5 Takashi And Matsuko’s Tango Symphonico 3:26
6 Baron 4:24
7 Pastoral 4:39
8 Howl’s Memory 3:27
9 Mysterious World 5:07
10 Moving Castle 4:00
11 War War War 4:52
12 Cave Of Mind 5:54
13 Always With Me ~Orchestra Version~ 4:35

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